“ARTADDICTION is a grassroots art competition that seeks to explore the person behind addiction and recovery through artistic expression. We believe that art is a universal language that can help promote the message of substance abuse prevention, increase understanding about the complexities of addiction and recovery.


ARTADDICTION is for everyone! Individuals who have experienced addiction themselves, through their families, or individuals who just want to further explore the subject. Participants 18 years or older, novice to experienced artists,  are encouraged to submit up to two pieces of art in different art forms such as: drawings, paintings, photography, collages and graphic design.

The art is judged based upon how effectively, clearly and expressive the theme of addiction and recovery is explored in both content and visual impact.”

2015 Judges:

Domenica Personti

Director of Adolescent Services and Prevention at Brandywine Counseling & Community Services

Michael Kalmbach

Executive Director at Creative Vision Factory

Darryl Chambers

Graduate Research Assistant at the Center for Drug and Health Studies

Sergio Garduño

Owner and CEO of Servicios Latino PC Graphics

Christian Perez

Executive Assosiate for Board Relations and Marketing at the Delaware Art Museum


2015 Participants:

Daniela Arteaga

M.J. Bronson

Eduardo Carrera

Jesús Javier Chavarría Sánchez

Antonio Chávez

Mirta Fleche

Taylor Farmer

Stephanie Hamil

Eric Hendrickson

Cristina Huertas

Mónica López

Andrés Ramírez

Johanna Reinert


Winners Advanced level:

1st. Taylor Farmer “Grotesque Magpie”

2nd. Eric Hendrickson “Hey Zeus!”

3rd. Brett Witte “Overflowing Journey”

Winners: Beginners

1st. Mónica López “Heroine Epidemic”

2nd. Denise Vázquez Matos “A Faith Greater than trials”

3rd. Gabriela Freites “The Journey to freedom”

Photos: Submitted